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#21 ohmadison33

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

Hi all-

 

Wow, I had no idea so many people were facing the same symptoms when I started this. I really don't know what to do anymore, either. Like Emily had said, I also had the BMs for a while that were pretty thin and narrow. Sometimes it happens again occasionally. Someone before more asked me about the GERD, and yes, it did seem to come along around the same times as all these symptoms. I was prescribed Nexium and it seems to work so long as I take it. 

 

I really don't know what to do anymore. This all started in July 2011 and  I am going on two years of this. It ALSO started when I turned 25. I really don't know what to do anymore. Like others before me, yes, I tried Xifaxin and had no relief either. It actually made things worse. 

 

I found hope in a doctor here in NYC named Dr. Kevin Cahill. He is a tropical disease expert who has written numerous textbooks on parasites. He has worked with all major hospitals in the country, and has even worked with the Pope and Mother Theresa if you look him up. Anyway, even though I had been tested for parasites, someone who recommended him to me told me that they way he diagnoses you is unlike anyone else. He does a swab of your colon (as stool samples are not adequate), I think it was called a Sigmoidiscopy. He used to be the head of the Tropical Disease unit in an NYC hospital decades ago but swears that today modern medicine doesn't test the right way, so most doctors just slap the IBS label on people. He took a sample from me using this method and two days later he diagnosed me with an AMEOBA, which is a very small parasite. I was diagnosed with Entomeba histolytica. I cried because I was so happy to FINALLY have a diagnosis after all these gastros were calling me crazy.

 

He prescribed a round of antibiotics, both I had never heard of. If my memory is right, they were called Doxycycline and Parmomycin. Unfortunately, he said most cases take up to a year to heal since this bug ravages your insides.

 

It's been about a month and a half since treatment, and to be honest I still have my symptoms after a BM and they are still hard to deal with.  The one thing that I noticed was that most of the rumbling is gone. Prior to seeing Dr. Cahill, my stomach would often go crazy and make terrible rumbling noises throughout the day. That has subsided and I hope it is a good sign. But like I said, it's a long road to recovery and it may still be months until my other symptoms subside, he said.

 

As an aside, the thing that made me hopeful is that during my treatment, my girlfriend had started feeling symptoms similar to mine for the first time in our two-year relationship. I took her to Dr. Cahill and he found that she also had E. Hystalytica and treated her with the same antibiotics. Within 2-3 weeks, she was totally cured. Now, I figure that might be because she had the bug for at most a month, where as I had it for almost 2 years, so maybe that's why she healed and I still haven't. (He said that it is easily shared between married couples if they share towels after a shower for example..)

 

I don't know..

 

What I do think is that you should check him out if you can. He is really a wealth of information, and he has to be at least 70 years old. It's scary to think that once this man retires, so may his way of diagnosing and treating people. No one does what he does. Seriously, google him and read his bios. They're incredible. He IS pricey though. I suspect at this point in his long career, he has no need to deal with insurance companies. The whole ordeal cost me about $400, but luckily if you do have insurance you can usually get some money reimbursed.

 

Google it. Let me know what you think and if any of you do decide to visit him.


26 y/o male, NYC
Symptoms since 7/2011
Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Parasitology, ALCAT, Food Allergy, CT scan, Blood Tests all came back negative. No problems identified.
Gluten Free
IBS, neither C nor D
Consistent Gas, Bloat, Abdominal pain and cramping, residual pain after BM (lasts all day afterwards)

Rx tried with no relief: Bentyl, HyoMax, Xifaxin, Levbid, Reglan, Elavil, Celexa, Xanax, Pristiq

Currently taking Nexium for GERD, trying VSL#3 probiotic

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Hi all-

 

Wow, I had no idea so many people were facing the same symptoms when I started this. I really don't know what to do anymore, either. Like Emily had said, I also had the BMs for a while that were pretty thin and narrow. Sometimes it happens again occasionally. Someone before more asked me about the GERD, and yes, it did seem to come along around the same times as all these symptoms. I was prescribed Nexium and it seems to work so long as I take it. 

 

I really don't know what to do anymore. This all started in July 2011 and  I am going on two years of this. It ALSO started when I turned 25. I really don't know what to do anymore. Like others before me, yes, I tried Xifaxin and had no relief either. It actually made things worse. 

 

I found hope in a doctor here in NYC named Dr. Kevin Cahill. He is a tropical disease expert who has written numerous textbooks on parasites. He has worked with all major hospitals in the country, and has even worked with the Pope and Mother Theresa if you look him up. Anyway, even though I had been tested for parasites, someone who recommended him to me told me that they way he diagnoses you is unlike anyone else. He does a swab of your colon (as stool samples are not adequate), I think it was called a Sigmoidiscopy. He used to be the head of the Tropical Disease unit in an NYC hospital decades ago but swears that today modern medicine doesn't test the right way, so most doctors just slap the IBS label on people. He took a sample from me using this method and two days later he diagnosed me with an AMEOBA, which is a very small parasite. I was diagnosed with Entomeba histolytica. I cried because I was so happy to FINALLY have a diagnosis after all these gastros were calling me crazy.

 

He prescribed a round of antibiotics, both I had never heard of. If my memory is right, they were called Doxycycline and Parmomycin. Unfortunately, he said most cases take up to a year to heal since this bug ravages your insides.

 

It's been about a month and a half since treatment, and to be honest I still have my symptoms after a BM and they are still hard to deal with.  The one thing that I noticed was that most of the rumbling is gone. Prior to seeing Dr. Cahill, my stomach would often go crazy and make terrible rumbling noises throughout the day. That has subsided and I hope it is a good sign. But like I said, it's a long road to recovery and it may still be months until my other symptoms subside, he said.

 

As an aside, the thing that made me hopeful is that during my treatment, my girlfriend had started feeling symptoms similar to mine for the first time in our two-year relationship. I took her to Dr. Cahill and he found that she also had E. Hystalytica and treated her with the same antibiotics. Within 2-3 weeks, she was totally cured. Now, I figure that might be because she had the bug for at most a month, where as I had it for almost 2 years, so maybe that's why she healed and I still haven't. (He said that it is easily shared between married couples if they share towels after a shower for example..)

 

I don't know..

 

What I do think is that you should check him out if you can. He is really a wealth of information, and he has to be at least 70 years old. It's scary to think that once this man retires, so may his way of diagnosing and treating people. No one does what he does. Seriously, google him and read his bios. They're incredible. He IS pricey though. I suspect at this point in his long career, he has no need to deal with insurance companies. The whole ordeal cost me about $400, but luckily if you do have insurance you can usually get some money reimbursed.

 

Google it. Let me know what you think and if any of you do decide to visit him.

 

Hi,

 

Very interesting. Could you describe your symptoms more exact? I hope the treatment works for you!



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

I created this account just for this post.

 

My symptoms are that I get extremly bloated after bowl movment. I lose all my energy and often feel very sick. Sometimes it goes away after a couple of hours and other timesit stays like that all day. I have tried to change what I eat and how I live, nothing works. Lets hope someone has a solution for our problem.



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im joining because i have dealt with all of this for over 10 years.  I am thinking of what to say short and sweet.  over the years i have done and kept my journals/the spreadsheets and notes i hand to my dr leave them speechless.  Understand/ this is all a scientific experiment and your journal will show you flareup patterns.  you have to journal exact time/diet/water/physical/mental/create symptom columns/spreadsheets....or a simple table in word.    Believe me thats the last thing i wanted to do and i procrastinated.......then suffered a long long time before submitting to the routine.  I hung a huge wall calender in the kitchen and made it fun.  What a wonderful place to talk about the "gross things" that have become our reality and Disabled Us.    Give me a bit to organize myself, and ive got lots to say on this subject.  if i can figure the buttons out quickly here, i would like to add images of diets ive put together..and other data.......... o and believe me i advocate for those that get "dr" blowoffs, guinea pig experiments, drug dealin dr's & come back in 3 months........ we gotta sort this out for our survival because i really believe the dr(s) dont really know....and ive been to a lot of them



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

I do not provide any medical advise nor am i a professional adviser   Im just a 50 year old woman who has done a lot of research to stay alive without becoming expendable.

 

1. constantly drink warm waters, diluted teas no caffeine.  constantly drink warm waters for cool or cold will make the guts seize.

2. keep powdered proteins handy when you cant eat so your stomach dosent eat itself/reducing over acid - experiment with the different types according to your food allergies or sensitivity!

3. gerd.....do not eat any solid food after 5:30pm. clear liquids, warm waters, miso broths, ensure clear..or really water down your powdered proteins.

4. i use lots of preparation h suppositories and glycerin suppositories and lying down for an hour after my morning bm will help the bubbles to gurrgle and move instead of the bowel cramping...gotta move those cramps! walk walk walk for if a cramp stays cramped (and you many have more than one seizure in the entire bowel)...the irritation and inflammation that starts will spiral into infections and some you can never cure.  

5.  I use 'Kyo-dophilus 9' as my probiotic daily.

 

Give me a minute......im trying to figure out how to post my chart that i compiled as i sorted out each type of food and what it did to me...................



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

if you start stinking-the smell comes out your pores - and still all the tests are normal ; if you develop a skin fungal in the moist areas - after a year of buying every overthecounter fungal...i begged for a prescription for this.............

 

' Nyamyc / nystatin topical powder,  1000,000 usp units per gram by upsher-smith

 

dont let any dr insult you by lecturing you about hygiene....... and your diet feeds the internal fungus (sugars/carbs/yeasts/breads)



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im having trouble pasting my word table into this blog............

 

rolleyes.gif if anyone wants a copy, feel free to email me at [email protected] rolleyes.gif 

 

and title the email Food Table...... it is in basic Word/table.   you can add or delete foods and change it for your needs...i listed every food i could in columns from good to absolute NO

 

And i am having success with acupuncture for IBS.......it seems to relax the muscles and the gut cramps

 

And i am so tired of drs excusing IBS off on anxiety or stress...........if your dr tells you this brainwashing ######....find another dr...or he will never get past labeling you as an anxiety case, which goes in the computer notes....misdiagnosis

A dr did this to me, then years later i went into the ER with gall bladder pain, and the er-pa overdosed me on a mixture of dilaudid, morphine and fentanyl....for anxiety........ya the hosp payed the bills and the dr was disciplined by the board of medicine.......FROM NOW ON I ASK FOR A COPY OF MY RECORDS ON DISK AND I TAKE THEM HOME AND READ THEM...i find many mistakes and i found that transcriptionists in tim buck too......translate and type drs notes.......... I CARRY A BRIEFCASE OF MY ORIGINAL RECORDS TO EVERY DR I GO TO AND I WEAR A MED BRACELET .... to stop Drs from "Let me make you comfortable"....... and put me into respiratory arrest



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

Hi all,

 

I started to have this symptoms after I took some heavy anti-biotics for almost 2 months. Few months ago I tried the Symprove pro-biotic and I started to feel much better, at one point I was actually feeling normal again, so I stopped taking the Symprove as it's very expensive. I did not do the full treatment, I think I did maybe 1.5 months or so. Then last month I had to take anti-biotics again and the symptoms came back in full strenght. I've ordered Symprove again and will see if it will make me feel better or if it was just a fluke. Anyone else tried Symprove for this particular symptom?

 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

Hello, I have been suffering this since my mid 20's for 15 years now!  It's terrible, and good to know others suffer the same thing, although not good that we suffer.  Out of nowhere I started having pain after bowel movements that would radiate up my entire abdomen, centering behind and above my belly button area.  I had been going through big changes as anyone in their early 20's does, but was on some anti depressant for some dumb reason(hindsight!).  I  feel extremely fatigued afterwards and  in pain for hours, sometimes the whole day.  Sometimes the pain is brutal, searing, burning, other times not so bad.  I liken it to barbed wire being dragged through my intestines!   With the pain and fatigue, my energy level sinks.  I am barely be able to eat after the bm, so if I do not eat early enough I am done for.  The bm are not by the clock either, somedays it's in the morning, or afternoon, or evening...sometimes several times a day(each time it hurts too).   This leads to crashing later in the day because I am hungry but cannot manage to eat.  It makes my stomach hurt, makes it unbearable to eat.  

The intestines feel squishy, I can push on them and feel gas, there'd be spasms and noises.  It's gotten worse.  I am fairly regular, with only occasional constipation, so this post BM pain is eternal, never ending. It feels like there is pressure which cannot be released...and then later there might be a dreadful fart fest. On days I occasionally don't have a bowel movement I am so happy, but then it means more extra pain later.  It gets worse around menstruation.  

Once in awhile I go through periods of being fine even with bowel movements....but it comes back.  I remember I was living in a very big city, very busy, but for whatever reason, the mystery pain went away, to the point I forgot about it.  Then one day I realized, the pain is gone!!  Hurray, but then, it came back eventually.  

The doctors would always write if off as IBS, which I like to call Imaginary B**l S*@T....because it merely labels a wild variety of symptoms the medical establishment has no time for. A naturopath I saw told me there is no such thing as IBS. I do not suffer from IBS in the classic sense but have been suffering from various intestinal and upper GI problems for years...with never a hope in sight.  Tests galore, always normal and doctors are reluctant to do more tests than they need to.  Now I have ulcers and may get some more testing done, but the extra pain on top of this has been miserable.  Last time I tried a new doctor about this, I was offered a prescription for anti depressants!  I was like no, this is not in my head or a symptom of depression.

I have tried naturopaths but can never afford to follow through.  Alternative therapies are too expensive.  The last naturopath I saw told me there is mounting evidence that people with 'ibs etc' despite tests being normal are actually very hypersensitive and they can actually feel the body, the organs functioning which can be painful and alarming.  There is also  newer evidence of colon and intestinal damage sometimes being so fine and minute that regular scans don't pick it up.  

My mom for example had terrible problems for years with 'spastic colon', gerd etc but always written off because tests were normal. So, she stopped mentioning it to doctors and she eventually got colon cancer!  Luckily it was caught and she's been fine....but it freaks me out.

 

To endure this at any age sucks, but to be young early 20's and hit with this was devastating.  I won't say it ruined my life, but in many ways it kind of did.  I couldn't function normally having to be in so much pain, have had to come up with elaborate ways of coping, avoiding working until later in the day because the pain subsides enough to function(albeit in major pain), or at times, unable to work at all because the pain is so bad, the fatigue.  Because I am often in pain I have a pained look on my face, not too social, and too embarrassed to talk about what I have, so am vague about it.  I generally say I have one of those modern imaginary things.  My overall energy is low, so I can only cope with so much.  I feel bad that I am just being lazy, goodness knows what others think.  But what can I do being in so much pain?  Tests are normal, blood work is normal, I still manage to bike everywhere, and be active, but it is hard.  I feel like a drag on everybody, have not had kids because I could not imagine being pregnant with this, although one commentor said it went away when she was pregnant...

Living in Canada, I get 'free' medical care, but am bound by the system, and if your doctor won't help, then too bad.  you can't just see a specialist whenever or request tests you think might help.  I waited months to see an intestinal specialist who spent 2 minutes with me and told me to eat flax seeds!!!  I have even seen medical intuitives who tell me that years of this have caused subtle malnutrition because I am not digesting nutrients properly.  They suggested parasites but when I asked my doctor if I could do the parasite panel she said no!!  Something about how we normally have some parasites, so the test would only complicate things, and the treatment is not fun.

I eat mostly very healthy, lots of exercise and fresh air.  I am always told to get more fibre, but anytime I try, things get very very worse, much worse.  People with ibs tend to have a problem with insoluble fibre, so I am careful about what i eat.  I've tried different diets, I've tried eliminating things, didn't have coffee or tea for a few years(that didn't help one bit), tried herbal remedies(nope).  Chai tea, warm milk, warm liquids, hot water bottles,  if I ever have ativan...it helps.  I have not tried prescription drugs in a long time because the warning labels and side effects seem worse than the symptoms, and anything I tried did not work.  I have tried yoga and such too.  Exercise helps distract me from the pain, but no magic bullet there either.

One thing I have been studying lately because my upper GI problems got really bad is low stomach acid.  The system says gerd etc is caused by too much stomach acid and tell us to take antacids, but in fact it is generally low stomach acid.  It leads to a lovely chain reaction of poorly digested food, poorly processed proteins and carbs, bacteria, parasites, funguses etc can survive in a low acid environment, even help make it more alkaline and have a big party and wreck havoc.  It goes on to the lower intestinal system which becomes sludgy, toxic, fermenty instead of digesty.  With the ulcers I am due for more tests, maybe I can convince them to test for low stomach acid before putting me on PPI's.  I may have been suffering from low acid for years when I started getting problems in my early 20's.

I would love to know if anyone has found anything, found any relief.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

I totally forget to mention the few things that help.  A hot bath helps settle the pain, and could spend ages in the tub.  If things get too painful and I feel too weak, just going to bed is the best.  I usually wake up feeling much better!  However, realistically, how can we have baths and naps at random when we have work, families and such to take care of?  I had a fairly flexible job schedule for a long time, which helped.  Even if I popped in the hot bath for a little while before racing off to work, it would help.

 How do others cope with this?  Do they work from home?  I grinned and beared it for years under regular work and school schedules, but then gave up on that.  I would say working from home would be a good option, if possible.  It is difficult as this pain is very debilitating, but not taken seriously, if tests are always normal, what can we be diagnosed with to get proper support?



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:25 AM

Hi all.

I am a 62 year old UK male and I was diagnosed with IBS over 30 years ago when it was called Spastic Colon, and have lived with the illness as best I can since then. Like you all, my main problem has always been excesive gas bloating, and all over abdominal pain after a BM, (especially at times, under the lower ribs on the right, and around the sides), with that very odd pain in, and around, the neck area, which feels like my neck muscles are locking up. These attacks can last days or month's, and the only relief gained is from laying flat and/or hot bath's. On waking there is never any pain until a BM, then it can last all day until bed time and then the cycle starts over. The bloating flattens when I am laying down at night.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:56 AM

I've had these same symptoms for 10+ years. I've had every test, been to at least 20 different doctors, and am still hoping for an answer. I tested positive for SIBO as well, and took the xifaxan to no good effect. I eat a very restricted diet at this point, cutting out all sugar seems to help. The symptoms wax and wane. Sometimes I think I'm making progress, then it hits again and I'm laid low for days. Has anyone had any success in finding out what causes this, and how to make it stop? We haven't heard from ohmadison33 in some time..I wonder if the amoeba was the cause? I've been tested for parasites, but since my symptoms aren't textbook (diarrhea, fever), doctors have never really considered them.

 

I'm looking into the possibility of this being related to Mast Cell Activation Disorder and/or Histamine Intolerance. Has anyone else researched this? Thanks!


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:52 PM

Basically ditto!

 

Bloated/pain/discomfort caused by gas all day long, often a bunch worse after a big BM. Woken up like every hour throughout the night, every night, for the past 18 months. This hit me when I temporarily quit smoking. I'm in Canada and the medical world has been similarly useless. Scoped & scanned to hell & back again, tested & treated for a parasite (blastocystis) to no avail, done the diet shuffle, hundreds of different herbs and probiotics, yoga, exercise, stress reduction, etc. etc. etc. Now sitting with a bottle of Zoloft– honestly the last thing I wanna introduce into my system right now– cause docs have seemingly given up. The only thing that seems to help a bit is avoiding carbohydrates as much as possible... fun!

 

With all the research into the human microbiome right now, we can at least hope for some light in the future...from all my reading, most of this seems to be almost certainly caused by microbes, whether they are "parasites" or not. 



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:38 AM

rewinji,

 

I agree. No doubt diet/stress play a role in my case, but there's definitely something in my gut that's causing this. I tried herbs for several months and ended up with my liver enzyme levels going through the roof. Probiotics (and I've tried many different strains) make my stomach feel like it's going to explode. Even one glass of wine makes me feel like my system has been flushed with drano. I walk for exercise now; I used to run 5 miles a day, do pilates, etc. Can't do anything too strenuous; my stomach is usually in too much pain, and I just get too wiped out.

 

Fingers crossed that we all get some relief from this in the near future..



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Hey... I'm back......after a long time.    I have new information.   Finally I got a surgeon to look inside (2011)...and they have to go back in again next week.......[[  I was diagnosed with IBS over 20 years ago along with other misdiagnosis...and I had been carrying Adhesions for years]].......... Dr's are recognizing some extraordinary connections:   ya the pain works on our mental health/but we seek other treatments than being druggggged............I after suffering years with all of this ""process of diagnosis"""""......In me they found physical webs and scarring, guts stuck together not being able to move/slither, guts attached to abdomen wall and spine, aorta, liver....spider webs ....NOW.. the adhesions attached to the spine has buckled the lower back L5 inward like spina bifida from muscles & guts pulling, the adhesions attach colon to small intestine and pull against each other if anything moves through that I suffered with since my teenage years=gut complaints forever irritable bowel syndrome and disease diagnosis nightmare............. I may have to face them taking some of the gut out this time, cause (no horrible symptoms yet and everything works in the morning one way or another)......but it feels like my colon has solidified from under the left ribs to the very bottom corner, it feels like i am carrying something foreign to my body, it feels like the burn is going to rip like i would imagine a hernia to feel, this burn encompasses the entire crotch and bum.  It feels like I am carrying a big rock inside my lower belly..................... at least i have made it this far........and suffered horribly for years.... I wish the best to you all



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 04:54 PM

Hi I don't know if anyone else has said, but I suffer this way to, and can only put it down to this... we are always eating food that sits in the tummy, and starts working through, then have a BM to get rid of the food we had the day before, thus creats pain as the food we have eaten today starts to get drawn painfully through the bowl ready to be passed the next day, most people without IBS would not feel this constant cycle, but us IBS people are very awear as the bowl is a lot more sore, due to the over working it dose, this can course bloating, feeling hot and sick, upper cramps, and a trapped gas feeling... When the bowl has finished filling with food the pain stops till the next BM...

Its the only way I can reason it out, as when I am full of food, the bloating and pain is almost zero, untill the BMs hope this makes sencewink.pngsmile.png



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 04:57 PM

Hey... I'm back......after a long time.    I have new information.   Finally I got a surgeon to look inside (2011)...and they have to go back in again next week.......[[  I was diagnosed with IBS over 20 years ago along with other misdiagnosis...and I had been carrying Adhesions for years]].......... Dr's are recognizing some extraordinary connections:   ya the pain works on our mental health/but we seek other treatments than being druggggged............I after suffering years with all of this ""process of diagnosis"""""......In me they found physical webs and scarring, guts stuck together not being able to move/slither, guts attached to abdomen wall and spine, aorta, liver....spider webs ....NOW.. the adhesions attached to the spine has buckled the lower back L5 inward like spina bifida from muscles & guts pulling, the adhesions attach colon to small intestine and pull against each other if anything moves through that I suffered with since my teenage years=gut complaints forever irritable bowel syndrome and disease diagnosis nightmare............. I may have to face them taking some of the gut out this time, cause (no horrible symptoms yet and everything works in the morning one way or another)......but it feels like my colon has solidified from under the left ribs to the very bottom corner, it feels like i am carrying something foreign to my body, it feels like the burn is going to rip like i would imagine a hernia to feel, this burn encompasses the entire crotch and bum.  It feels like I am carrying a big rock inside my lower belly..................... at least i have made it this far........and suffered horribly for years.... I wish the best to you all

I had this problem, it was descovered well having something done unrelated! they went ahead and cut my bowl loose and got it all unstuck.. I was fine before, then got IBS after, think they should have left it alone!



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:13 AM

Hello All! This is my first post on IBSgroup, and I have been dealing with symptoms comparable to those posted in this forum. I am a 23 year old male, who eats relatively healthy. The first time I noticed my symptoms was around the age of 21, bloating, gas, discomfort after BM, and the most annoying, the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement. I have had blood tests, Ct scan on my stomach, colonoscopy-all of which came negative. I have recently seen a homeopathic specialist which stated I have food allergies. I receieved treatment thru laser accupunture which is supposed to reoptimize your brain and take in the foods that I am eating properly, without feeling syptoms. I did this for a couple of months, spent much money, and nothing helped. I was also on the paleo diet, not eating gluten or dairy, but symptoms still lingered. I am currently trying colloidal silver water to wipe out any parasites that I may have in me. I am on day 5 of this colloidal cleanse, but no change. I exercise(lift weights) four days a week, and my diet consists of proteins, good carbs(mostly vegetables) light on grains, and fruit. I have not been diagnosed with IBS, but it is frustrating to deal with this. I do not no which direction to go next... If anyone can give me any kind of help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

Hi,

 

Yes I have this. Exactly the same thing. After BM my belly blows up like a balloon. Also no constipation or diarrea. Normal stools. The swelling lasts the whole day and usually is less the next morning when I wake up....untill I go to the bathroom again :-s. My osteopath says many people in her practice complain about this!!

 

I have noticed that the swelling after BM happens especially when I had wheat/gluten products THE DAY BEFORE. I think also milkproducts cause it.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:46 AM

Zelnorm (tegaserod) was the only thing that helped and it was taken off market. Best of luck to you.

 

How long did you take this drug and what was your dosage ?


IBS Free after about 8 years ! Now, I am living with a small Hiatal hernia and fixing my sleep problems. Not too bad.






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